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Client Access Liaison - Takawaenga ā-Iwi

Client Access Liaison - Takawaenga ā-Iwi

Client Access Liaison - Takawaenga ā-Iwi

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

He mea whai take te pūranga taonga nā te whai take hoki nō ngā mea tuku iho. Kei ngā pūranga e puritia ana ā tātou kōrero, e toka ai ngā mea i pā ki a tātou, kō wai rā tātou, ko wai tātou ināianei. He whakarangatira tāna i tō tātou mana ā-iwi me tō tātou aro hoki ki ngā tikanga a iwi kē.

Archives matter because history matters. Archives hold our stories, give us evidence about what has happened, who we were and who we are. They enrich our sense of identity and our understanding of our cultures.

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is New Zealand’s audiovisual archive. We save and cherish the stories, creativity and history of Aotearoa New Zealand in sound and moving images.

We are looking for a full time Client Access Liaison - Takawaenga ā-Iwi, based in our Wellington office, to help us to provide access to the collections we hold. This is a unique and varied customer service role, and you will work closely with our taonga, cataloguing them, and assisting clients with access and research requests, including the production community, iwi and Māori organisations, and the heritage sector. Reporting to the Client Experience Manager, you will be working across our Information Services Team, also supporting the sound preservation team with Vernon database support.

This role would suit a customer service professional with an interest in pursuing a career in working with audio visual media and taonga Māori in the heritage sector.You’ll have experience in customer service and an understanding of archival ethos, practice and standards. Your experience will include working with databases (including Vernon). You’ll also be adaptable and versatile with a can-do attitude.

You will need to have a strong respect for Māori tikanga and te reo Māori.

What are we looking for?

  • One to three years’ customer service experience
  • Three to five years’ database experience, including working with Vernon databases
  • Experience using Wavelab (or sound editing system) or ability to learn this
  • An understanding of archival ethos, practice and standards,
  • Knowledge of the client supply and/or research and cataloguing aspects pertaining to the heritage and production sectors, ideally including rights management,
  • A commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi andsupportive of both Māori and Pakehā perspectives, language and aspirations,
  • Tertiary qualification or relevant experience,
  • A high level of personal motivation, initiative and adaptability, and
  • The ability to think innovatively and as part of a team. 

What is in it for you?

  • An environment that cares deeply about saving and sharing New Zealand’s audiovisual heritage.
  • Connecting people to the taonga in our collections.
  • Working with people who are passionate about what they do and are eager to share their passion and knowledge with others.
  • A family-friendly workplace.
  • Exciting projects to get involved in

To Apply

Please visit our website on to download a position description and an application form. Send your application, CV and covering letter to

For further information or a confidential conversation about this position please contact Sarah Davy on 04 896 4846.

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